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Had a fraudulent charge on my Citi card in early April. Filed a complaint thinking it was an easy case. Vendor provides proof I ordered with delivery notification to the Bronx. I point this out to Citi, they said no problem. Call them every now and then to get updates. Yesterday they tell me it was closed as I never responded to their claims. Now I am shopping around for a new CC. Any good ones for a non-baller?

Also, since being let go from my last job, I have PTSD every time there is slight disagreement and I think the cause is solely on me and I will be let go again. This has led to a lot of sleepless nights, stress, and weight gain. It doesn't even have to be big things, some very minor everyday type items. This sucks...
 

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Savannah Rain, a 23-year-old stripper ... whose stage name is Sage.
Wait her real name is Savannah Rain? Something is very wrong here.
 

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Had a fraudulent charge on my Citi card in early April. Filed a complaint thinking it was an easy case. Vendor provides proof I ordered with delivery notification to the Bronx. I point this out to Citi, they said no problem. Call them every now and then to get updates. Yesterday they tell me it was closed as I never responded to their claims. Now I am shopping around for a new CC. Any good ones for a non-baller?

Also, since being let go from my last job, I have PTSD every time there is slight disagreement and I think the cause is solely on me and I will be let go again. This has led to a lot of sleepless nights, stress, and weight gain. It doesn't even have to be big things, some very minor everyday type items. This sucks...
I highly recommend Chase. The Freedom and Freedom Flex are free and have some decent benefits. The Sapphire Reserve is great as well. It has a steep annual fee ($550), but you get a $300 travel credit for any travel, so it is really $250, and then it gives you a lot of solid travel benefits.
 

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At the very least, you should take the subsidized loans. They don't start accruing interest until graduation.
Yeah, to the extent that your kid qualifies...they should take the subsidized loans.

Personally, I like the idea of the kid having some skin in the game (and when they aren't in the dorms, you can let the loan disbursements go towards things like rent and living expenses). With subsidized loans its not like you graduate with some ungodly amount of debt...
 

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Yeah, to the extent that your kid qualifies...they should take the subsidized loans.

Personally, I like the idea of the kid having some skin in the game (and when they aren't in the dorms, you can let the loan disbursements go towards things like rent and living expenses). With subsidized loans its not like you graduate with some ungodly amount of debt...
My stepdad always said you appreciate things more when you have to pay for them, and I generally find that to be true.

Plus I have been on this crusade a bit in CE as you know. Undergraduate debt is generally pretty low particularly if you get out in 4 years.
 

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A close friend lost his wife to breast cancer about nine months ago. On Saturday he is having a BBQ (hosted by another close friend) to introduce us to his new GF/fiance(?). I was hoping to avoid the whole thing but my wife already committed to bring something to the BBQ.
 

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Now I am shopping around for a new CC. Any good ones for a non-baller?
I'm a fan of my Apple Card.
The few disputes I've had were settled quick. If something sketchy is going on, you can change your entire CC# in seconds with a tap...
 

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A close friend lost his wife to breast cancer about nine months ago. On Saturday he is having a BBQ (hosted by another close friend) to introduce us to his new GF/fiance(?). I was hoping to avoid the whole thing but my wife already committed to bring something to the BBQ.
Claim you have covid like symptoms.
 

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Claim you have covid like symptoms.
Fortunately the BBQ is at noon and I have to pick up a trailer around 2:00 for a motorcycle cornering class we're taking on Sunday, so I have a natural escape. I will put in an appearance and then peace out as soon as I can.
 

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Had a fraudulent charge on my Citi card in early April. Filed a complaint thinking it was an easy case. Vendor provides proof I ordered with delivery notification to the Bronx. I point this out to Citi, they said no problem. Call them every now and then to get updates. Yesterday they tell me it was closed as I never responded to their claims. Now I am shopping around for a new CC. Any good ones for a non-baller?

Also, since being let go from my last job, I have PTSD every time there is slight disagreement and I think the cause is solely on me and I will be let go again. This has led to a lot of sleepless nights, stress, and weight gain. It doesn't even have to be big things, some very minor everyday type items. This sucks...
sorry to hear about your job anxiety! Did you lose your last job due to disagreement or just to restructuring/cost cutting? I was of the impression it was cost cutting. Might be something you can see a counselor about to get an objective POV
 

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Yeah, to the extent that your kid qualifies...they should take the subsidized loans.

Personally, I like the idea of the kid having some skin in the game (and when they aren't in the dorms, you can let the loan disbursements go towards things like rent and living expenses). With subsidized loans its not like you graduate with some ungodly amount of debt...
This is what I did with my kids. Each graduated with about $20k in debt. I told them that if they graduated in 4 years that I would pay off the debt as a graduation present. Neither of them took me up on it.

And everyone qualifies, it just means completing the FAFSA every year.
 

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sorry to hear about your job anxiety! Did you lose your last job due to disagreement or just to restructuring/cost cutting? I was of the impression it was cost cutting. Might be something you can see a counselor about to get an objective POV
I was told it was cost cutting as me and another guy were let go. I disagree as do other parties but it doesn't change what happened is stuck in my head :(
 

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I highly recommend Chase. The Freedom and Freedom Flex are free and have some decent benefits. The Sapphire Reserve is great as well. It has a steep annual fee ($550), but you get a $300 travel credit for any travel, so it is really $250, and then it gives you a lot of solid travel benefits.
I have the Chase Freedom Unlimited card and really like it. It offers 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase, 3% cash back on dining at restaurants and drugstores, and 1.5% cash back on all other purchases.
 

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Our accountant just finished with the taxes. After a pretty large refund last year, we owe a few thousand dollars this year.

Thanks a lot, Biden!
 

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